So you’re launching a new Magento 2 store. One of the first things you’ll need to decide is if you should start with a premade theme with some customizations or if you need a fully custom theme developed just for you. Obviously, there are certainly pros and cons to both.
We asked Jim Weston of the Cellar2door.com a couple of questions about his experience using premium UB Mago theme and how all that came with using a fully Magento 2 Open Source platform.
The case study indicates that if there is an existing premade theme that suits your needs, you will ideally get the best of both worlds: a solid theme framework from a premium Magento development vendor that has great support, updatability, community, etc. and you will also get the custom elements you’re after too.
Read on to learn about all factors before you making your final choice.
Setting up an excellent and economical online Magento store requires considerably advanced preparation to decide which products will effectively bring out the best, as well as reach out and hook in as many consumers for a successful purchase with the most satisfying customer experience. Otherwise, the products would all just be laid out in confusing disorder and turn off potential customers. Moreover, the inventory will be an even bigger headache and higher pile of chaos on top of one another.
Understanding basically six distinct Magento product types and knowing their unique and individual differences will be a huge help, not only easy for the customer to shop from, but also easy for the store owner manage and avoid unwanted annoyances of ecommerce inventory. Continue reading
People don’t judge a book by its cover, do they?
They do. It’s just the way it is.
The saying applies to much more than just books, especially when it comes down to a Magento-based store. Unique and attractive design has always played a key role that increases the perceived value of your products and make your store seem more trustworthy.
It’s the truth; your online store design matters. However, what is an easy and fast way to control over the look, content and functionality of your Magento store?
That’s the reason we come up with UB Theme Helper -- a Magento 2 theme setting panel that sets you free from the basic theme customizing method: editing source files. You have full management over detailed basis via a friendly interface. It allows you to make small and large adjustments to every page in your chosen theme.
May 10, 2017 Update: UB SportsGear is fully compatible with Magento 2.1.6. Download here.
This is the very first week of 2017, we at Ubertheme wish you and yours good health, happiness and success and always. Happy New Year!
To kick start 2017, we are excited to introduce our 6th Magento 2 theme -- UB SportsGear. The theme’s based on flat design, bold typography and a well-tuned placement of of promotional blocks, imagery modules. We think it’ll help you stand out from other online shops.
Even though UB SportsGear is best fit for a professional makeover for your sport apparel and equipment ecommerce sites, it is highly adaptable to various types of content, as long as the content comes along well with the energetic and sporty impression.
We took time to carefully apply all of Magento 2 core features with UB SportsGear iconic styles. Here comes a quick overview of UB SportsGear: Continue reading
Here comes our first Magento 2 premium theme for kids: UB Kidsland! Absolutely charming storefront and clean from the header to footer. If you start businesses in the Kids-cloths industry, or anything related to family and kids, from clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, and etc., UB Kidsland just knows how to focus on your products and messages. The simple design with colorful details will grab both kids and busy moms and dads’ attention.
UB Kidsland -- Responsive Magento 2 Theme for Kids stores
Since its launch in November 2015, we have seen a number of stores upgraded to the new Magento 2 platform, a few to name, like this and this. UB Kidsland will make your migration decisions easier and stress free. Continue reading
Dec 20, 2016 Update: UB Bookshop (1.0.1 Beta) is now available for download here. Fully compatible with Magento 2.1.2.
Are you opening a local bookstore? How to overcome the big impact from the behemoth like Amazon? Probably the best answer is to get your online bookstore up and running where you can server customers both on and offline, with the help of Magento platform.
As many users have been using our Magento 1-based Bookshop theme successfully, we decided to make this theme available for Magento 2 too -- named UB Bookshop. Actually, this is a completely new theme dedicated for Magento 2.
UB Bookshop presents flexible block layout that helps you bring your Magento-based bookstore online with ease. It’s armed with Magento 2 extensions like UB Mega Menu, UB Content Slider, UB Quick View. You can quickly show off a wide range of product categories that you will need to launch a bookstore of your own, like books, ebooks & magazine, music, movies, toys and game etc.
UB Bookshop for Magento 2
Dec 14, 2016 Update: UB Mago stable update. Fully compatible with the latest UB Mega Menu 1.0.4
Oct 27, 2016 Update: UB Mago is now fully compatible with the latest Magento 2.1.2
I am glad to announce that the 3rd responsive Magento 2 Theme at Ubertheme -- UB Mago (beta) is on air today. It is well-suited for any fashion store, with the minimalistic yet clean and bright look and feel.
UB Mago preview
Designed specifically for classy fashion store, UB Mago follows the simplicity design trend, with clean block layouts and the two major color schemes -- Black & White. It surely gives your fashion stores the high-class look it deserves.
By using the neutral background color, UB Mago works well against diverse color palettes from your products’ images. This simple design aspect is one of the most prominent ways to highlight your products and more important, influences how you can get your customers engaged in the products.
Thanks to our new Magento 2 extensions, UB Mago’s packed with the following feature sets: Continue reading
Sept 22, 2016 Update: UB MegaMall 1.0.1 has just been released. It’s fully compatible with the latest Magento 2.1.1.
Today I am super excited to introduce our 2nd premium Magento 2 theme -- UB MegaMall. I had chance to share you a peek of some key features we were working on two weeks ago.
UB MegaMall is great out of the box since its first release in Magento 1 and has been proven to be a good fit for large-scale eCommerce store, from digital stuff, souvenirs to fashion. One of the driving concepts behind this theme is giving possibility for listing a wide range of products, with rational promotional blocks. Whether you want to jumpstart your new Magento 2 build or migrate your Magento 1 store to Magento 2, UB MegaMall enables you to use the theme in brand new ways.
Like our first Magento 2 theme Crafts 2.0, our UB MegaMall will focus on three major Magento 2 extensions (All these extensions were developed from the ground up in accordance with Magento 2 code standard):
Today, we’re excited to unveil the Crafts -- our first premium theme for Magento 2. Crafts has been one of the most wanted Responsive Magento 1 theme in our portfolio. It comes with the beauty of simplicity, from typography, grid-based layout and structure.
If you keep an eye on our product development, you might notice our first Crafts theme for Magento 2 was initiated since Dec 2014. As can be seen on our Github, this Crafts version based on Magento alpha 1.0.7, yet we hardly find chance to keep ongoing updates to this free version because there have been huge changes in Magento 2 since then and our internal plan as well.
After gearing up initial built-in extensions for Magento 2 (UB Mega menu, UB Content Slider and UB Quick View), it’s possible for us to kick off the development of Crafts theme again. Continue reading